Summary: If you can handle the higher ink costs, the Epson WorkForce 500 delivers slightly better results in a shorter amount of time. However, while the Kodak ESP3 has the $129 price tag, those who plan to use a printer heavily will save money over the long haul and get better quality prints, too.
Pros: Great editing software, Inexpensive ink, Plenty of card slots,
The ESP 3 rarely passed a test with flying colors against its compared printers.
14 June 2008
Excerpt: The Kodak ESP 3 All-in-One printer is a copier, scanner and printer in one for $129.99. The medium build, all black Kodak ESP 3 is physically designed to look sleek, but it turns out to be all style and little substance. With paper jams, economized scanning and loud noises during start up, copy and prints makes this printer less of a steal for the price.
The Kodak ESP3 is a real penny pincher of a printer and that's a very good thing!
Consumer Electronics Net
5 June 2008
Excerpt: I may not have what it takes to use a crystal ball to tell your fortune but I can predict a few things about you; You own a computer; You don't have much space on your desk; You need to print out documents and the occasional photo; You need to scan/copy documents or photos once in awhile; You hate paying through the nose for those expensive printer ink cartridges. How'd I do? I bet I got most of those predictions right didn't I? Especially that last one!
Summary: Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to look at a number of multi-function or all –in-one printer s from various manufacturers. However this is the first time that the product comes with the Kodak brand.
Summary: The Kodak ESP 3 comes with great software for editing photos and applying touch-ups to portraits, but printer software is only as good as the physical results, and the print quality isn't nearly up to current industry standards. Your money would be much better spent on alternative multifunction printers.
Pros: Kodak's Home Center Software with autoretouch makes photo editing easy, Onboard media card bay, Compact footprint
Cons: Unacceptable text and graphics prints, Awkward mechanical arm, Slower-than-average print speeds, Buggy Windows Vista drivers